Assessment and Movement Analysis Laboratory

Assessment and Movement Analysis Laboratory

In January 2022 we opened a new facility, the Assessment and Movement Analysis Lab (AMAL), one of the most advanced assessment facilities in the world, capable of assessing athletes during sport specific activities

This Movement Lab features:

  • Implement a new concept in managing patients’ condition toward an assessment guided Rehab practice.
  • To identify and correct possible factors that might have induced the injury.
  • To identify and correct residual physical deficits after injury or surgery that might have affected performance.
  • To ensure sport specific functional criteria are met for discharge.
  • To help a safe return to sport at the pre-injury level.
  • To guide innovation in the Rehab and the assessment international existing practices.
  • To develop Qatar specific, sport specific, normative data.

Located in the Aspetar Rehabilitation Department, AMAL provides the highest biomechanical assessment of sports-related injuries led by some of the world’s leading sports physiotherapy practitioners, biomechanics specialists and researchers.

The Movement Analysis Laboratory utilizes advanced technology and expertise when assessing movement patterns and recording specific measures for strength or functional activities. This new assessment unit is supplied with sophisticated technology including, state of the art slow motion cameras, 3D motion capture sensors and force plates, an integrated instrumented treadmill and isokinetic dynamometry all stationed in a specially designed laboratory facilitating all the functional sporting activities an athlete would need to perform. A large artificial turf area and a laminated open space, allow the analysis of athletes while they sprint, jump, run and change direction and perform any other athletic movements their sport demands.

Data analysis in the lab gives the treating therapists detailed feedback on their patients’ treatment progress which helps to quickly and safely progress patients from phase to phase and to sport specific training programs and safely back to their teams at the soonest.

At Aspetar, successful rehabilitation requires a patient-centered evaluation with realistic patient-specific treatment goals and a clear, pre-planned, mutually agreed upon, treatment journey. The Assessment and Movement Analysis